Lisbon, Portugal & Marbella, Spain

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we venture to Lisbon, Portugal, and Marbella, Spain.
In Lisbon, you will have the exclusive opportunity to play tennis with a local legend, immersing yourself in the sport's rich heritage while enjoying the vibrant energy of the city. Indulge in a plethora of activities, from exploring historic landmarks to savoring culinary delights.
In Marbella, experience the allure of the Andalusian coast like never before, with pristine beaches, charming streets, and exquisite cuisine awaiting your exploration. With a carefully curated itinerary blending tennis activities and unique cultural experiences, prepare to unwind, and discover these captivating destinations in a truly remarkable way.Our meticulously selected hotels promise a luxurious stay, ensuring comfort and relaxation after days filled with excitement.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

30th of May to 3rd of June 2025

Lisbon stands as the vibrant heart of Portugal, a city steeped in over 20 centuries of rich history and culture. Perched gracefully upon seven picturesque hills, it overlooks the majestic Tagus River, a testament to its enduring charm. In Lisbon, ancient neighborhoods intertwine with iconic trams gliding through cobblestone streets, leading visitors on a journey through time. From its magnificent monuments to its delectable cuisine and soul stirring Fado music, Lisbon captivates all who wander its enchanting streets.

Palacio Estoril – 5-star Hotel

The 5-star Palacio Estoril offers luxurious interiors set in lush gardens with outstanding views over Estoril and the bay of Cascais. It is located about 30 minutes away from the city center of Lisbon.

Historical Palace: During World War II, the Hotel Palácio served as a refuge for European royal families seeking sanctuary in Estoril, earning it the moniker "Coast of Kings." It became a favored residence for many European nobles. However, the hotel also became a magnet for British and German spies who frequented its bar, leading to stories of intrigue and espionage that later inspired famous novels and films, including the James Bond classic "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service."
Throughout its history, Palácio Estoril has hosted an impressive array of guests, ranging from heads of state, emperors, and kings to artists, writers, sports champions, filmmakers, and actors, many of whom have left their mark on Western history. The hotel has been the venue for private and state visits, festivals, and important summits. One might encounter a Crown Prince, a renowned filmmaker, a European sovereign, an actress, or a globally acclaimed musician while wandering through its public spaces or corridors.
Despite undergoing several refurbishments and updates, Palácio Hotel has managed to preserve its timeless elegance and old-world charm. It seamlessly blends the comforts and amenities of a modern five-star luxury hotel with the allure of bygone eras.

Amenities & Spa:
The Palace features indoor and outdoor swimming pool but also a premiere wellness center and spa.

Golf course:
An 18-hole course offering picturesque vistas of Estoril and the Atlantic Ocean presents a formidable challenge. Tucked amidst lush greenery of eucalyptus, mimosas, and pine trees, the Estoril Golf Course spans 5200 meters, captivating all who behold it. Designed by architect Mackenzie Ross, the course prioritizes precision and strategy over sheer length, providing golfers of every skill level with a distinctive and engaging experience.

Our Tennis Celebrity

Frederico Gil is a Portuguese professional tennis player known for his strong baseline game and versatility on the court. Born on March 24, 1985, in Lisbon, Portugal, Gil turned professional in 2003. Throughout his career, he has achieved significant success on the ATP Challenger Tour and has represented Portugal in numerous Davis Cup ties.

Gil's breakthrough came in 2010 when he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 62. He has competed in all four Grand Slam tournaments, with his best result being a third-round appearance at the French Open in 2010. Gil's playing style is characterized by his solid groundstrokes, particularly his backhand, and his ability to compete fiercely against higher-ranked opponents.

Gil’s dedication to the sport and his contributions to Portuguese tennis have earned him a loyal fan base and cemented his place in the country's tennis history.

Tennis Program

Our Tennis Fantasies staff, in collaboration with Frederico Gil, will be managing the tennis program. We have curated a 10-hour tennis program in Lisbon, which includes various locations, including the ATP250 site.

Each court will accommodate a maximum of 4 players with a coach per court. The primary surface for our sessions will predominantly be red clay courts.

Day excursion – Sintra Castles

Discover a part of Portugal that comes straight from the pages of a fairytale on a day trip to Sintra and Cascais.

Sintra is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. Its historical richness and numerous monuments make it an unmissable attraction during a trip to Portugal, and this excursion is the perfect opportunity to explore it easily.

You will visit the famous Palacio Nacional da Pena, the historic center of Sintra and Cascais while receiving all the information to understand the importance of this city in the history of Portugal.

Show of Fado

Fado, originating from Portugal, is a poignant urban ballad resonating throughout the nation. Its essence is conveyed by the emotive vocals of fado singers accompanied by the soulful melodies of guitars. Reflecting the depths of Portuguese sentiment, it encapsulates universal human experiences such as passion, yearning, grief, happiness, melancholy, affection, and solitude—the profound emotions inherent in every individual's journey through life. We will attend the best fado show of Lisbon.

Private Boat Cruise Lisbon

Indulge in the mesmerizing sights of Lisbon from the tranquil waters of the river Tagus. We will navigate past the city's iconic monuments and attractions, offering a unique perspective from the comfort of our boat. Savor a delicious dinner onboard as you soak in the breathtaking views. Experience the beauty and charm of Lisbon in a truly unforgettable way with our dinner cruise along the river.

Private Tours of Lisbon

Our group will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in private tours of Lisbon. These tailored experiences will provide a deeper insight into the rich history, culture, and hidden gems of this captivating city.

Led by knowledgeable local guides, these private tours will allow us to explore Lisbon's iconic landmarks, charming neighborhoods, and vibrant street life at our own pace.

Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tours

Tuk Tuk tours in Lisbon offer a unique and exciting way to explore the city's vibrant streets, historic neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks. The tuk tuks provide an intimate and personalized experience as you wind through Lisbon's charming cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways.

Navigating Lisbon's hilly terrain can be challenging on foot or with larger vehicles, but the nimble and agile nature of tuk tuks allows you to effortlessly traverse the city's inclines and navigate its winding roads with ease. Expert local guides provide insightful commentary along the way, sharing fascinating stories and historical facts about the sites you visit.

You will have the opportunity to visit popular attractions such as the historic Alfama district with its narrow streets and traditional Fado music, the imposing São Jorge Castle with its panoramic views of the city, and the picturesque Belém area known for its iconic landmarks like the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

Lisbon Market, Food Tour with Cooking Class

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

Immerse yourself in a delightful and personalized cooking session that provides an engaging insight into Portuguese cuisine. Explore the vibrant flavors of the region as you embark on a small-group journey through a local market to handpick the freshest ingredients for your culinary adventure.

Under the guidance of a skilled local chef, participate in a hands-on cooking class where you'll master the preparation of a fish dish, a meat dish, and a delectable dessert. Cap off your experience by indulging in the delicious creations you have crafted during the class. Delve into Lisbon's culinary heritage and discover authentic recipes while savoring the fruits of your labor.

The art of Azulejos

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

The term "azulejo," derived from Arabic, meaning "polished stone," traces back to the origins of these ceramic tiles, now deeply ingrained in Portuguese culture. Much like Fado music and codfish cuisine, blue and white azulejo tiles have become emblematic of Portugal.

Originating in the 14th century, these glazed ceramic wonders adorn the streets, buildings, and landmarks of Portuguese cities, evoking a sense of timeless beauty.

Beyond mere decoration, azulejos often narrate tales and chronicle significant cultural facets of Portuguese history.

Traditionally, they depicted the adventures of Portuguese explorers and their global voyages, as well as stories of saints in churches—a means of storytelling accessible to all, even those who couldn't afford books. Although quintessentially Portuguese, the style of azulejos bears heavy influence from Islamic and Italian artistic traditions.

Immerse yourself in a delightful experience within a traditional studio, set in a relaxed atmosphere. You'll have the opportunity to replicate the intricate patterns of tiles found throughout the country, while also unleashing your creativity.
Once the paintings completed, the tiles will be places in the gazette (a small shelf designed for the oven). The baking process typically lasts around three days. The tiles will be picked up before our departure to Marbella or shipped to you to the US as a souvenir.


During our stay in Lisbon, all meals will be provided except for one lunch, allowing for a special culinary adventure.

We will have the opportunity to dine at some of the city's most iconic and beloved restaurants, immersing ourselves in the local flavors and culinary traditions.

From savoring traditional Portuguese dishes in quaint taverns to indulging in modern gastronomic delights at renowned eateries, each dining experience will offer a unique taste of Lisbon's vibrant food scene.

Airfare – Lisbon to Malaga

The package covers your flight from Lisbon to Malaga Airport in Spain. We will travel together as a group and then transfer from Malaga Airport to our hotel in Marbella, which is just a 40-minute journey.

Marbella, Spain

3rd to 6th of June 2025

Marbella is one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in Spain or even in Europe. Its natural beauty mixed with the typical Andalusian architecture; the old-style white houses and charming narrow streets make it a great place to get lost.

Puente Romano – Luxury 5-star beachfront resort

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Marbella, Puente Romano is a luxurious 5-star beachfront resort that epitomizes Mediterranean elegance and indulgence. Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the resort offers a haven of tranquility and sophistication. With its distinctive Andalusian architecture, stylish accommodations, and world-class amenities, Puente Romano provides a truly enchanting retreat for discerning travelers.
From its Michelin-starred restaurants and rejuvenating spa to its championship tennis courts and vibrant nightlife, every aspect of the resort is designed to ensure an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Costa del Sol.

Junior Suite:
Your accommodation will be in a spacious 55 m2 / 592 ft2 Junior Suite, which stands out as an epitome of luxury at Puente Romano.
Designed with contemporary Mediterranean aesthetics, featuring a palette of white and grey with cheerful accents, our Junior Suites offer a truly distinctive ambiance.
The bathroom boasts a double vanity, adorned with traditional Andalusian ceramics, and features a refreshing rain shower.
To enhance your experience, unwind on your private terrace, where you can immerse yourself in the captivating views, soothing sounds, and fragrant aromas of the subtropical gardens below.

An Award-Winning Resort:
2023: Hotel & Mantel Winner by Condé Nast Traveler - Best Beach Club (Fendi)
2023: World Spa Award Europe's Best Resort Spa
2023: World Spa Award Spain's Best Resort Spa
2023: Condé Nast Traveler Awards 2023 ‘Best Resort’

Tennis Program

The tennis courts are conveniently located on-site, just steps away from your suite and the beach.
We will be playing on red clay courts. Our program includes 8 hours of tennis, with a maximum of 4 players per court accompanied by 1 coach. The tennis program is overseen by the Tennis Fantasies staff. Optional tennis hours are available with our Tennis Fantasies staff.

Private tour of Marbella

Exclusive walk through the old town of Marbella, where you will discover the charm and history of a traditional Andalusian village.
Explore the narrow streets of the 8th century Arab medina, visit a magnificent palace dating back to 1502, and uncover the secrets of the city's development after the Christian reconquest of 1485. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this charming city.

Private tour of Malaga

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

Malaga is one of the most beautiful cities here in Andalusia. When visiting this amazing city, we offer you a city tour, so you don’t miss anything Málaga has to offer.
During our city tour, you will explore the historical center of Málaga during a visit of the most emblematic monuments and buildings: the Cathedral, Calle Larios, the Atarazanas market, Plaza de la Constitution, the Cathedral gardens, and we finish the visit with the Roman Theater and the Alcazaba.


With over 20 restaurants and bars, Puente Romano Beach Resort provides an extensive gastronomic journey. Whether you are indulging in the Peruvian flavors of COYA, savoring beachside delights at Chiringuito, dining at renowned establishments like Cipriani and Nobu, or experiencing the culinary excellence of Sea Grill, there is something to satisfy every palate. Our program takes care of every meal except 1 dinner.

Beach & Relax

Our hotel in Marbella, Puente Romano, boasts a prime location right next to the beach, offering guests the perfect opportunity to indulge in seaside relaxation and leisure activities.

With easy access to the golden sands and azure waters, guests can bask in the sun, take refreshing dips in the ocean, or partake in a variety of water sports.
Additionally, the hotel provides access to multiple swimming pools and a wide range of amenities, ensuring a delightful stay filled with luxury and comfort. Whether lounging by the poolside oasis or immersing oneself in the tranquility of the beach, Puente Romano offers an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Marbella.

Itinerary Lisbon, Portugal*

*Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, 30th of May

  • Morning: Meeting at the airport of Lisbon and transfer to the hotel (30 min transfer).

  • Lunch: It will be available for early arrival.

  • Afternoon: Check-in the hotel followed by 2 hours of tennis with our staff.

  • Dinner: At the hotel or location next door.

Saturday, 31st of May

  • Morning: : Breakfast at the hotel
    Tennis for 3h.

  • Lunch: At the tennis club

  • Afternoon: Private tour of Lisbon - tuk tuk experience to visit the city.

  • Dinner: With a fado show

  • Non-tennis players: Activity in the morning; Lisbon market, food tour and cooking class.

Sunday, 1st of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Tennis for 3h.

  • Lunch: At the club .

  • Afternoon: Private visit of Lisbon.
  • Dinner: In Lisbon.

  • Non-tennis players: Workshop the art of azulejos.

Monday, 2nd of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Morning excursion – Sintra castles.

  • Lunch: In Sintra.
  • Afternoon: Optional excursion in Sintra and Cascais or tennis for 2 hours.

  • Dinner: In Lisbon.

Tuesday, 3rd of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel
    Check-out the hotel
    Transfer to the airport.

  • Lunch: At the airport on your own.
    Flight to Malaga

Itinerary Marbella, Spain*

*Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, 3rd of June

  • Afternoon:Transfer to the hotel in Marbella (45 min)
    Check-in the hotel

  • Dinner: In Marbella.

Wednesday, 4th of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Tennis for 2 hours.

  • Lunch: In Marbella (beach location).

  • Afternoon: Tennis for 2 hours.
  • Dinner: On your own.

  • Non-tennis players: Private tour of Marbella.

Thursday, 5th of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Tennis for 2 hours at the hotel.

  • Lunch: In Marbella (beach location).
  • Afternoon: Tennis for 2 hours at the hotel.

  • Dinner: In Marbella.

  • Non-tennis players: Private tour of Malaga.

Friday, 6th of June

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Check-out before 12:00 pm.

  • Transfer to the airport of Malaga.
Marbella, Spain

The Portuguese and Spanish Tennis Experience


Pre-Extension Package to Porto, Portugal (available upon request)

27th to 30th of May, 2025
Embark on an unforgettable pre-extension to your tennis experience in Porto, Portugal. Enjoy three nights of luxury at a 5-star hotel and delve into Porto's charm. Discover the beauty of the Douro Valley with exclusive activities.
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Steve Contardi:

Director of Tennis Fantasies, Inc.

Guillaume Berman:

Director of Smashing, SAS.

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